Say it isn’t so! James Roday and Dulé Hill just announced in a short video that this eighth season of “Psych” will be the final one. While rumors and suspicion have been running rampant, this final confirmation is almost too much to take. As one of the greatest comedies in the history of television, “Psych” has garnered such an amazing following from die-hard fans called Psych-os. Steve Franks’ amazing creation seem as though it would never end. With every pineapple laden episode, Roday and an amazing cast have truly created magic. The thought that this magic is soon coming to an end is truly sad.
If you have never seen an episode of “Psych” please just go now and watch it. This is the tale of a chronic under achiever named Shawn Spencer (Roday) who has an amazing talent for noticing details around him. This talent is in part thanks to years of forced training by his police officer father Henry Spencer (Corbin Bernsen). When Shawn calls in yet another solution to an open case he deduced simply by watching the evening news, the police automatically assume he has to be in on all of the crimes he has solved. In a desperate attempt to stay out of jail, Shawn declares he is a Psychic and along with his best friend Burton Guster (Hill), they open a Psychic Detective Agency called ‘Psych’ and help Santa Barbara’s finest solve eight seasons of crime and murder.
While it seems like a simple enough premise, the chemistry of the cast and writers is like nothing else of television. Yet not all of the greatest moments of “Psych” lie in comedy. One villain’s name brings back every raw emotion of the series and is a testament to the amazing writing and performances involved in the show. That name is The Ying Yang Killer. Without giving too much away, The Ying Yang Killer brings unimaginable terror and desperation to Shawn’s life and also is a true highlight of the series so far.
As “Psych” is taking its final bow, there is one bright possibility left open. USA Network president Chris McCumber said, "'Psych' has made an indelible imprint on the television landscape, with a unique brand of comedy. The final season celebrates the iconic characters that have made this show so beloved, and will be an exclamation point on the series' incredible run. And while the series will wrap in March somehow I don't believe we've heard the last of Shawn and Gus."
Everyone grab the closest pineapple, call your best friend and turn up “Tears For Fears”; “Psych” only has six more episodes left to air and will end on March 26, 2014 on the USA Network. Thank you to everyone who is involved with “Psych” for an amazing eight years of unforgettable television that will never be forgotten. As the laughs come to an end, know that the light this show has illuminated among fans can never be extinguished.
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